Bluegrass, 1950 - 1958 - A bio/discography 1950 - 1958
by Neil V. Rosenberg & Charles K. Wolfe
BFB 10013EAN: 4000127100139ISBN: 3-924787-13-1DIN-A5; 64 pagesFrom Rosine, Kentucky, William Smith
Monroe (1911 - 1996) was the father of bluegrass music.
He began recording in the 1930s and was still recording in the early 1990s. Monroe composed such classic tracks such as Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Kentucky Waltz and My Rose Of Old Kentucky, and literally invented an entire musical genre.
An essential companion to any other book or record package, this book combines Neil V. Rosenbergs biographical sketch with an in-depth 32-part sessionography, song-by-song notes by Charles K. Wolfe, and a Bill Monroe Decca discography from his golden era (1950-1958).
Original press advertisements and rare photos capture one of the towering figures in American popular music.